Nurse's Notes

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February is National Children’s

Dental Health Month

 

  • Remind your child to brush 2 times a day for 2 minutes.
  • Floss daily
  • Visit the dentist 2 times a year for a professional cleaning
  • Replace  toothbrushes every 3 - 4 months, especially after illness
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride to prevent cavities and strengthen teeth
  • Remind children not to swallow toothpaste




COVID-19 Symptoms


What you need to know

  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

 

 

FAMIS is Virginia’s health insurance for children of eligible families. Coverage includes doctor visits, prescriptions, dental care, vision care, emergency care and much more.

Call 1-855-242-8282 or go online to www.coverva.org

 

       CareDox     

Please register your child in CareDox. CareDox is how the nurse communicates with the parent. The nurse no longer sends home paper clinic visits. You will receive an email from CareDox about your child’s visit. Go to Activation@CareDox.com.

CareDox Parent Information


Medication:  All medication must be brought to school by the parent.  According to Bedford County Public Schools policy, no medication should be transported on the bus.  Prescription drugs require a consent form signed by the doctor.  Over-the-counter drugs must be in original packaging and require a consent form signed by the parent.

 

 

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